ConnectHOME initiative expands high-speed Internet to more working families, low-income students in Tampa Bay

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced that Tampa was selected as one of only 27 communities nationwide to participate in ConnectHOME, which promotes locally tailored solutions to help bridge the gap in digital access for working-class households by addressing the barriers they have to high-speed broadband.

U.S. Rep. Castor’s statement on today’s trade package vote

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Pet“I am fundamentally concerned with higher wages and opportunities for my neighbors, small businesses and America’s working families. The trade package will create winners and losers in the global economy and I refuse to allow American workers to be the losers, so I voted no today.

Rooney: Transportation Funding Bill Boosts Florida Infrastructure

U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, under consideration by the House today

Protecting Florida Farms from EPA Power Grab

U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) issued the following statement on legislation under consideration in the House today to block an EPA proposal that would give the agency unprecedented new authority to regulate bodies of water on private property, including ditches and farm ponds

House Adopts Rooney Funding Requests for Everglades Restoration, Florida Water Projects

U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said that the 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed today in the House of Representatives today will provide critical funding for Everglades restoration, water infrastructure, and energy security projects, while cutting red tape

Graham Announces VA Expansion of Choice Program At Veterans Stand Down Event

Representative Gwen Graham spoke at the North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down event today, and announced the Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, effective immediately.

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Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.